About me


I’m Allie, a science professor & foreigner living in Holland. After over 4 1/2 years struggling in private with infertility, including receiving a devastating premature ovarian failure diagnosis at 34, I decided (with the support of my amazing husband) to start this blog.

As the latest chapter in our journey, one of my best friends from high school, Marie, has offered to donate her eggs to us (with the support of her amazing husband, also my grad school roommate & ‘bridesman’). Follow our progress by clicking the “Follow” button on this page for the latest updates.

When I’m not bumming eggs off friends, I enjoy visiting new countries, speaking in a funny voice to my dog, and embarrassing my husband by wearing my pajamas in public.